Dating antique picture frame scotland

15-Jul-2017 11:29 by 9 Comments

Dating antique picture frame scotland

Large oil painting on canvas with lovely double sweep 22ct gold leaf contemporary frame and original slip.

It first became common in the 1860s but its introduction remains obscure.Very early Singers from the 1850's up until the start of prefix letters in 1900 had two serial numbers.There is a lot of controversy over why there were two lots of numbers.The machines were miles from completion, packing and delivery. They all effect the purchase/receipt date All Singers up until 1900 have no letter prefix and came from several factories around the world.The company cleverly managed their production from all factories to coincide with the serial number flow.Intending exhibitors must, therefore, eschew the Oxford style of frame, or keep them for home use.’ (T. They came in standard size ranges, which could run from 2 1/2 by 3 3/4 inches for cartes-de-visite to 20 by 24 inches. Young of 35 Kirby St, Hatton Garden, as Oxford Frame Makers, Bannister & Giblin of 119 Shepherdess Walk, City Road, offering 'Oxford Carved Frames in Oak designed to suit Religious Pictures of all descriptions', and Halford Brothers of 5 Hanway St, Oxford St, featuring 'Plain & Ornamental Oxford Oak Frames’. Wastle, ‘Carver, Gilder, and Oxford Frame Manufacturer’ at 11 Shrub Place, Leith Walk, in 1870.

Other firms can be found: Alfred Jones & Co at 86 Goswell Road and Arthur James Porter at 3 Cherry Tree Court, Aldersgate St, both in the 1882 London Post office directory, and Edmund Cornish at Feathers Yard, 231 Oxford St, and James Oliver at 10 & 12 Norman’s Buildings and 24 Helmet Row, St Luke’s, EC, in the 1884 Business directory for London. By 1880 makers of Oxford Frames can be found in trade directories for many cities, for example, James Stephen in Aberdeen, William Briggs in Bradford, Jesse Ward in Bristol and James Clarke in Leicester [note 9].

An exceptionally heavy and elaborate design, illustrated in in 1866, was described by Christopher Dresser as a ‘fanciful yet good picture-frame’ [note 2].

Charles Eastlake called the type Cruciform [note 3], and in America they were usually known as Rustic frames or Currier & Ives frames (see below).

The earliest identified reference comes in an advertisement in 1864, offering an oak Oxford frame for an image of the Nativity (, 14 January 1864, p.62).

It would appear that Oxford frames, with their corners crossed in a similar manner to the ‘Oxford’ corners used by printers, took their name from their association with publications of the Oxford Movement [note 1].

Thanks to your website, I have been able to date my Trash and Treasure Singer as a 1939 model, manufactured in Scotland.